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Cosentino Launches New Sustainable Surface

Earthic by SilestoneXM is the result of a Cosentino research project in collaboration with Formafantasma studio that transforms recycled and sustainable materials into something new within the surfacing industry. 

05/20/2024
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The Ffrom 03 color of the new Earthic by SilestoneXM sustainable surface

Cosentino, a global company producing sustainable surfaces for architecture and design, has unveiled Earthic by SilestoneXM, which fuses together unconventional and reclaimed materials to create a sustainable surface concept that sets a new benchmark for the industry.

Developed in collaboration with the Italian studio Formafantasma, Earthic reinforces Cosentino's long-term commitment to become a more sustainable company, and continues to pave a path to tangibly minimize the impact of surfaces in the future, according to company officials.

“Earthic aims to raise awareness about the importance of design beyond aesthetics and prioritizes sustainable production processes," said Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of Formafantasma. “Our collaboration with Cosentino is an attempt to design from the inside out — where the aesthetic choices correspond directly to ethical and sustainable choices."

Earthic by SilestoneXM was introduced in April 2024. Representing the next generation of mineral hybriq surfaces, SilestoneXM distinguishes colors and collections brought to the market by having a maximum crystalline silica content of 10%. And, thanks to Cosentino’s Hybriq+ technology, this collection is also produced with 100% renewable electrical energy and 99% recycled water, according to a press release.

Earthic is a capsule collection that offers a new concept design, with an a composition of up to 30% recycled materials including recycled glass, PET, bio-resin and Dekton fragments. With Earthic, Cosentino and Formafantasma propose a new and more sustainable approach to surface design.

For example, by using recycled discarded Dekton fragments, the company avoids the extraction of new raw materials. Moreover, when manufacturing the surfaces, it uses post-consumer bio-resin (between 16% and 23%) derived from vegetable oil and recycled cooking oil, as well as plastic bottles, which are transformed into distinctive scales that reveal their unique characteristics on the surface. 

Earthic is divided into two color series:

Earthic / Ffrom X Formafantasma
Three color series that reflect the material's origin and sourcing, as well as the process of transforming recycled materials into something new.

Ffrom 01: A gray surface speckled with white recycled PET fragments creating a subtle yet intricate pattern that draws the eye and adds depth to its composition.

Ffrom 02: A darker tone of gray elegantly punctuated with white accents, creating a visually attractive contrast. A shade of gray with a sense of modernity and minimalism.

Ffrom 03: A mesmerizing yet elegant and anthracite background with recycled PET scales scattered across the surface resembles the night sky or a geological specimen.

Earthic / Raw X Cosentino Studio
Patterns and colors that capture the material essence in its most authentic state, combined with shapes that express a new aesthetic.

Raw A: A color endowed with a soft dark veined pattern over a white background that reveals an intricate design evoking a sense of natural elegance, reminiscent of refined stones found in nature.

Raw G: A serene and natural concrete canvas with subtle copper touches intertwined with nebulous veins that add a sense of fluidity.

Raw D: A dark natural rock backdrop provides a mood of tranquility and solid elegance. Diffused streaks of bronze weaves through a charcoal landscape.

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